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- 19 April 2018 | Environment
A team of scientists discovered an enzyme that that digests the most common plastics found in the environment.
According to the researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the discovery was nearly accidental.
They were studying the structure of a natural enzyme - PETase - which is thought to have evolved in a Japanese waste recycling center, allowing a bacterium to degrade plastic as a food source.
- 18 April 2018 | Environment
The United Nations Environment Assembly is urging worldwide governments to adopt policies that reduce the use of plastics.
The Clean Seas campaign targets the industry to minimize plastic packaging and redesign products and calls on global consumers to change their throwaway habits that will irreversibly damage our marine resources.
In other words, the goal is to say farewell to single-use plastic. But first, we need to understand how plastics became an inescapable nightmare.
- 17 April 2018 | Environment
The 5th Global Wave Conference held in Santa Cruz was the largest ever meeting of the global surfer activist community and the international conservation community with over 300 attendees from 14 countries.
In a remarkable testament to the spirit of the event, the conference achieved STOKE Certification at the second highest level on its first attempt to meet the STOKE Events standard.
Over the four days of the Global Wave Conference in March, a local independent evaluator, Aubrey Lair, evaluated the conference against 92 criteria and 303 compliance indicators.